TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY as well as two Ghost Ranch workshop/retreats were cancelled due to the COVID-19
Learn to Create a Journal of your travel memories! Come with our small group next October when we return to Southern France in October 2021!
As with so many art exhibitions during the pandemic, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas has placed its Botanical Art
Collective 2020 juried exhibition online. My work is among those that can be viewed on this link:
My "Vincent's Pears" is hanging 29 Feb-15 August (due to CO-VID 19 closing the MCL Grand). The hallway gallery for the Visual
Arts of Lewisville has the "Artist Inspired" Exhibition. I painted watercolors inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe. See if you can find them on this clip:
The Annual Merging Visions Exhibition is at the Goff Gallery in the Appleton-Patterson Center of Visual Arts in Denton during
August and September. I have a painting which was done at one of my Ghost Ranch workshop/retreats: "All Creatures Great and Small." Merging Visions is a collaboration of the Denton Poet's
Society and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. This fabulous annual show pairs the written word with the visual image and is one of my favorites.
The former Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant has new ownership with a new look and menu! Main Street Cafe shows work by members
of the Visual Arts of Lewisville. I have 3 very large watercolor canvas prints (2' x 3') in the west dining room. The address is 208 E Main Street, open hours 6am-9pm.
My mural of Denton was selected by Wal-Mart for their public art project to install murals in their stores. A specially
designed mural showing the "Vibe of Denton, Texas" was chosen for the Loop 288 Super Wal Mart location, where it is now installed. The design is posted under the Public Art tab. Of course, I haven't
been able to see the real installation yet...
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
I was selected by City
of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor images transferred with vinyl wrap to
traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was selected for the intersection of Carrier
Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
Beginning 12 August the Visual Arts League of Lewisville will present Adventures in Wonderland in the north hallway. I will
have two works: "Seven Cats" and "Sharing Secrets." It will most likey also be shared as a virtual exhibition and info on a link will be posted later.
The Southwestern Watercolor Society of Dallas is having its 57th Annual Membership Juried Exhibition. The juror, Steve Rogers,
selected my "Afternoon in Cambodia" as one of 82 featured in the show 2 Sept-3 October at the Blue House Too Gallery in Allen.
Three of my works have been chosen to be exhibited among 81 pieces in the 54th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional
Juried Art Exhibition and sale 2 - 26 September at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Join us for the reception 12 Sept,
Fingers are crossed that the 2020 Keller Art Walk will occur 14 November in the Old Town West area. I have been chosen by the
City of Keller
to be one of the plein aire artists available. I will be showing how to create pen and ink with watercolor on site.More details
2021: Let's Hope to Get Our Lives
My 2020 watercolor demo followed up with a workshop with the Pecan Plantation Art Guild of Granbury has been postponed until
A 3-month showing is scheduled in the Box Gallery at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas 7 Aug-30 Oct 2021. Perhaps a reception
in August...More details later!
GHOST RANCH, ABIQUIU, NM in 2021
The annual workshop/retreat using mixed medias, with something different each day is scheduled for
13-19 June 2021. The UN-traditional Watercolor workshop/retreat is set for 26 Sept-2 Oct.Registration forms are available on the Ghost Ranch tab above.
SOUTHERN FRANCE in October 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France in July 2019 that we are returning to the same accomodations in
October next year. Some details are posted under the Art Abroad tab. Email me for pricing.
Some of my 2020 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
ARTfolio 2020 Book:
Two of my works were chosen to be included in the ARTfolio 2020 publications by Douglas King. The 9.5 x 12
jacketed hardcover book is available for $60. Glitterati Editions announces the best in abstract and contemporary work as decided by a jury of proessional artists, museum curators, gallery owners,
art consultantants and collectors.To order: email@example.com
In March I was invited to judge the Pecan Plantation Art Guid Spring Show at the Dora E Langdon Center,
Gordon House, in Granbury, TX.
My "Over the Line", a 20" x 20" acrylic piece on canvas won 1st place, March Art of the Month at the
Visual Arts League of Lewisville.
At the Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Show I had two pieces accepted: a weaving and a watercolor. The
painting, "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya" was awarded First Place by juror Justin Burns.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Turquoise Tipped Agave", a watercolor with ink accents
as second place for the January Art of the Month.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
...And then there are the
Annual Art Adventures Abroad where I have taken artists to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany and France. Italy was cancelled but will be rescheduled.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am the current President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth,
TX. Check out this terrific watercolor association at